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ISBN10: 0521465419 ISBN13: 9780521465410 DDC: 574.5/2652/09793 LCC: QH105 Edition: (hardba


Deserts provide a harsh and inhospitable environment for plants and animals, and the ecosystem is correspondingly fragile and prone to disruption by a variety of external factors. The Mojave Desert is a winter-rainfall desert, experiencing drought in the summer months and occasional rain during the cooler winter months. For many years it has attracted the attention of ecologists and conservation biologists concerned to maintain the unique status of this region. This book provides a broad overview of plant and animal ecology in the Mojave Desert, presented with a focus on data from Rock Valley, Nevada. The data from many research projects is organised into a synthesis describing community structure and dynamics in desert ecosystems.


Includes bibliographical references (p. 318-349) and indexes.


  • LCC: QH105
  • Dewey Decimal: 574.5/2652/09793

Book Details

  • Language: eng
  • Physical Description: xvii, 369 p. : ill., maps ; 26 cm.
  • Edition Info: (hardba


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